If you’re engaged and searching for the perfect gown, congratulations! This is SUCH an exciting time, and our team at Brummell & Co. just loves helping brides find “the one.” Whether you’ve been dreaming about your dress for years or you have no idea where to start, we want to help you narrow down what style you like. After all, having some sort of inspo for your bridal appointment is going to be super helpful for our bridal stylists to help you find the perfect gown.
First of all, there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering your bridal gown style. What season you’re getting married in and what your venue looks like are two very important factors that you should consider! After all, you might be dreaming of a lace long sleeve ball gown, but that won’t really suit a summer beach wedding. So we recommend starting there and narrowing down your options as far as silhouettes and details go.
Now, there are many different styles of gowns you can choose from! There are chic, glamorous wedding gowns and effortless, bohemian gowns and everything else in between. Here are a few particular styles that brides tend to love and some examples of what dresses embody those styles!
If you’re drawn to more traditional styles and are planning on having a more conventional ceremony, this classic style is the ideal silhouette for you! This style is perfect for a bride who doesn't want a gown that stands out too much or has a dramatic shape, but still looks stunning! A classic ball gown silhouette or a chic A-line is perfect for a classic style. Add in a little ruching and pockets and you’ve got a perfectly contemporary take!
Modern wedding gowns should be sleek, sophisticated, and effortlessly stylish! The best fabrics for this look are silk, satin, and crepe. With more modern styles, you can incorporate sensual details like curve-hugging fabrics and silhouettes.
If you want to feel glamorous, you should definitely go for the drama with your wedding gown! Big sleeves, rich fabrics, luxurious details, and bold silhouettes are the picture-perfect depiction of bridal glamor. You should also go for a cascading train for even more drama!
For brides who want to appear less fussy on their wedding day, bohemian wedding gowns should feel relaxed and free. The look is great with fringe, crochet lace, bell sleeves, or even separates. Your body should move freely and the silhouette should be flowy!
In order to achieve a romantic look, you want to go for gowns that feel feminine, soft, and even whimsical. It's all about the details here; no particular silhouette is more romantic than another. Beads, florals, and chiffon are all common features of romantic gowns.